Avoid talking to and meeting with your ex for at least two months
Protect yourself as much as possible from accidentally running into your ex. If you are likely to cross paths on your way to work, change your route. Find a new place to shop or play sports.
The same goes for messages and calls. It’s better to temporarily block your ex-partner on social networks or remove their number from your phone than to constantly see them online or in your contacts.
Take up sports
Physical activity releases the so called “happy hormones”. Taking up sports will clear your mind and help relieve the tension.
Start rebuilding your life
Any end is only the beginning. When your relationship ends, you have a chance to change your life. Why not start with the closet? Get rid of all unnecessary things or free your imagination and come up with a new use for them. Finding a new hobby or interest may also help.
Meet up with your friends
You finally have a lot of time to meet your close friends. Use it!
Do not overdrink (or overeat) for stress relief
Trying to numb the pain with alcohol or food backfires and makes you feel even worse.
Better do something really nice and useful for yourself. Go for a massage or have a spa day, get a new haircut or shop for some new clothes. Just relax, you deserve it.
Never forget that you are the most important person in your life. No matter how strong the feelings are that connect us with ex-partners, it’s better to let them go. The relationship is over and there is no need to relive a traumatic experience. A wounded heart will heal, it just takes a while, and you will definitely meet a worthy partner.